Lingvanex Tranalator

Lingvanex Translator

Translate: Text, Voice, Camera


Meaning & Definition of Universal in English

English

Universal

/junəvərsəl/

noun

1. (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages

    synonym:
  • universal
  • ,
  • linguistic universal

2. (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class

    synonym:
  • universal
  • ,
  • universal proposition

3. A behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings

  • "Some form of religion seems to be a human universal"
    synonym:
  • universal

4. Coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions

  • "In motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"
    synonym:
  • universal joint
  • ,
  • universal

adjective

1. Of worldwide scope or applicability

  • "An issue of cosmopolitan import"
  • "The shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- christopher morley
  • "Universal experience"
    synonym:
  • cosmopolitan
  • ,
  • ecumenical
  • ,
  • oecumenical
  • ,
  • general
  • ,
  • universal
  • ,
  • worldwide
  • ,
  • world-wide

2. Applicable to or common to all members of a group or set

  • "The play opened to universal acclaim"
  • "Rap enjoys universal appeal among teenage boys"
    synonym:
  • universal

3. Adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations

  • "Universal wrench", "universal chuck"
  • "Universal screwdriver"
    synonym:
  • universal

Examples of using

The rights of children are universal.
She became an object of universal admiration.
English is like a universal language.